Pilot dies in crash with ‘huge payload’
A pilot died after a crash with a “huge payload” that sent him plummeting over a mountain.
The pilot, from the UK, was flying from RAF Lossiemouth in New South Wales, south of Melbourne, when he was struck by a cloud of dust during a training flight in the early hours of Friday.
“There were no other passengers on board,” a spokesman for the NSW Civil Aviation Authority (SAACA) said.
“He was flying a Piper PA-34.”
The cloud created by the collision was huge.
The pilot was ejected and died at the scene.
“The pilot was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The NSW Civil Aircraft Authority (SACA) confirmed the pilot died in hospital.
It said the aircraft’s captain and a flight attendant were also injured.
The accident is under investigation.SAACA spokesman Mark Cawley said the incident was being referred to the NSW Transport Safety Bureau.”
I can confirm that the NTSB is looking into the circumstances of this incident,” he said.
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